11 days in Chile Itinerary

11 days in Chile Itinerary

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11 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Shuttle:  17 h 45 min
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 1 night
Fly:  19 h
End: Houston

2
nights
San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Attractions like Salar de Tara and Atacama Desert make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Geyser del Tatio and Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary maker site .

Houston, USA to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Houston to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in January, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

3
nights
Santiago

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Let the collections at La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Concha y Toro and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, take in the exciting artwork at Plop! Galeria, look for gifts at Costanera Center, and take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santiago online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

1
night
Hanga Roa, Easter Island

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get impressive views of Rano Raraku, then stroll through Anakena Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, kick back and relax at Playa Pea, then make a trip to Ahu Tongariki, and finally delve into the distant past at Ahu Nau Nau.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Hanga Roa takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa. February in Hanga Roa sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki

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